Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh
Penguin Books Limited, 1998 M01 29 - 304 pages
Queen - or, as she would prefer to be remembered King - Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman. Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the 1820's, she has since been subject to intense speculation about her actions and motivations. Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a wide range of sources, Joyce Tyldesley's dazzling piece of detection strips away the myths and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.
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Twosret had been the principal wife of the l9th Dynasty King Seti II and, while not
a member of the immediate royal family, is likely to have been of royal blood. She
bore her husband no living son and, after a brief reign of no more than six ...
Following Siptah s early death a wave of discontent spread over the country and
Twosret saw her opportunity. With no obvious successor to challenge her
authority she clung on to her role as co-regent, reinforcing her position by
adopting the ...
... tomb of, at Amarna 53 Twosret, queen 9a, aa7-9, a3 5 uraeus 46, 77, 83, aaa
Useramen, vizier 1 1 7 Userhat-Amen ser Amen (barque of) Userkaf, pharaoh
101 Valley of the Kings 3a,35,56,71-3; mummies moved away for preservation 91
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gcamp - LibraryThing
Although I learned much about the female King, Hatchepsut, I often found this book to be a little to slow at times. Therefore, it was difficult to maintain my interest in it. Hatchepsut was the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KarenIrelandPhillips - LibraryThing
The author's excellent work on the daily life of ancient Egyptian women piqued my interest in her biography of this queen (more usually spelled Hatshepsut) who ruled as a King. I was not disappointed ... Read full review
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